Roman Catholic church only true churc...

Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

There are 596055 comments on the CBC News story from Jul 10, 2007, titled Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican. In it, CBC News reports that:

The VaticanA issued a document Tuesday restatingA its belief that the Roman Catholic Church is the only true church of Jesus Christ.

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“The Black Mermaid”

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#417881 Jan 23, 2013
Oxbow wrote:
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Catholics claim the church Christ built is the Roman Catholic Church.
That never happened..The RCC is a denomination (A large group of religious congregations united under a common faith and name and organized under a single administrative and legal hierarchy.)
Christ did not build any denomination...He established Christianity.
Quote:And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
church: ekklesia, a calling out, i.e.(concretely) a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation (Jewish synagogue, or Christian community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both):--assembly, church.
History shows Emperor Constantine founded this cult some 300 years after Christ ascended into Heaven. The foundation for this cult is paganism...
Oxbow, glad you pointed that out; you are so right. The RCC is NOT any more special than any other branch of Christianity.

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#417882 Jan 23, 2013
A letter written by Ignatius of Antioch to Christians in Smyrna around 106 is the earliest surviving witness to the use of the term Catholic Church (Letter to the Smyrnaeans, 8).

By Catholic Church Ignatius designated the universal church. Ignatius considered that certain heretics of his time, who disavowed that Jesus was a material being who actually suffered and died, saying instead that "he only seemed to suffer" (Smyrnaeans, 2), were not really Christians.

The term is also used in the Martyrdom of Polycarp in 155 and in the Muratorian fragment, about 177 .
In summary: Christ found His church (Christian communities of members on earth or saints in heaven or both).

Today we refer to that as Christianity...which identifies denominations that follow His teachings...which excludes the Catholics...they teach from "traditions" and the "magnastiurm" and the"catechism" which they freely admit are not based on Scripture..

Men, not Christ, founded the catholic denomination.....(Denomination : A large group of religious congregations united under a common faith and name and organized under a single administrative and legal hierarchy.)

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#417883 Jan 23, 2013
Sherlayne wrote:
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Oxbow, glad you pointed that out; you are so right. The RCC is NOT any more special than any other branch of Christianity.
Nor are the Protestant denominations!!!!

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#417884 Jan 23, 2013
Overview:
The Roman Catholic church, headquartered in Rome, Italy, has its own powerful City-State, the Vatican.

The Roman Catholic church unofficially came into being in 312 A.D., at the time of the so-called "miraculous conversion" to Christianity of the Roman Emperor Constantine but he still worshipped the sun god.

Although Christianity was not made the official religion of the Roman Empire until the edicts of Theodosius I in 380 and 381 A.D., Constantine, from 312 A.D. until his death in 337, was engaged in the process of simultaneously building pagan temples and Christian churches, and was slowly turning over the reins of his pagan priesthood to the Bishop of Rome.

However, the family of Constantine did not give up the last vestige of his priesthood until after the disintegration of the Roman Empire that being the title the emperors bore as heads of the pagan priesthood Pontifex Maximus a title which the popes would inherit. The popes also inherited Constantine's titles as the self-appointed civil head of the church Summus Pontifex (Vicar of Christ and Bishop of Bishops).
marge

Ames, IA

#417885 Jan 23, 2013
Oxbow, we are made through Jesus that makes Him the Creator! Blessings all.

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#417886 Jan 23, 2013
marge wrote:
Oxbow, we are made through Jesus that makes Him the Creator! Blessings all.
Where, in the Bible, are you reading this teaching??? So far, I have not found it...
truth

Perth, Australia

#417887 Jan 23, 2013
Who first make free woman's?
Jesus
Why you think you are better?
Jesus have two recommendation.
He lift up his voice and cry
in your hand i recommend my soul.

He recommend his Mother too.. to his Apostol John.

He not forget his tears.

Why you against mothers and woman's?

Who don't liked mother ..they don't liked Son?!

Since: Nov 08

usa

#417889 Jan 24, 2013
Clay wrote:
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I don't have video of Ignatius being led to the Lions by the Roman Emperor or Clement being thrown into the ocean tied to an anchor...
What proof do you want?
my idea of proof involving ancient history would be two or more accounts of what history you are posting,and being recorded by people who witnessed the event,but do not know that it is being written down by others.uncorrupt writing,meaning they never got together and formulated their stories to be accurate but written slightly different from one another.that is my idea of corrobborated factual proof.
Catholic Pedos

Toronto, Canada

#417890 Jan 24, 2013
What does the Vatican know about "truth," from history to the present day it is obsessed with power, influence, prestige, oppulent wealth. The children who were molested by the pedo priests know more about "truth" than these pseudo-intellectual, morally bankrupt blowhards ever will.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#417891 Jan 24, 2013
jethro8 wrote:
<quoted text>is this complete? nothing left out? or is this just part of the catechism?
Link to all of it.

It's indexed.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#417892 Jan 24, 2013
jethro8 wrote:
<quoted text>he is the head of a state? what state?
Vatican City is a sovreign state.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#417893 Jan 24, 2013
jethro8 wrote:
<quoted text>Diplomatic immunity is a form of legal immunity and a policy held between governments that ensures that diplomats are given safe passage in all countries. the pope does not qualify,he was given immunity by a vote in the united nations,and they should revoke it so he can be brought back here and stand trial.
The Pope has diplomatic immunity. He's a head of state.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#417894 Jan 24, 2013
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
Anthony MN wrote:
"but since the Pope is involved witht he cover-up, and all his subordinates are as well"
Total fabrication without merit.
Prove that I am wrong or keep to your Self.
You move.
<quoted text>
Incorrect.
I made the statement, but you think it is a fabrication. That would now place the onus on you to prove I am wrong.
Besides, I already provided documentation that show I am correct.
Live with it Anthony.
Go hug a pedophile priest if it makes you feel better, but don't tell them where you got teh document from, because it is supposed to be "Confidential" and "eyes only" - per the Vatican.
What a loser.
Demanding people make your own argument for you?

Playing the scandal card?

Name calling?

Looks like Anthony hit a nerve on your"Self".

Since: Feb 08

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#417895 Jan 24, 2013
7th Day Catholics Rock wrote:
<quoted text>NOT
However next time someone decides to Stroke your Ego I have founf you a two for one special at Wal- Greens.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =jby0I-zLj9cXX
Lord have mercy 7th,what in the world is wrong with you.

That was very nasty.I wish now I hadn't clicked on that link.
Clay

United States

#417896 Jan 24, 2013
Oxbow wrote:
A letter written by Ignatius of Antioch to Christians in Smyrna around 106 is the earliest surviving witness to the use of the term Catholic Church (Letter to the Smyrnaeans, 8).
By Catholic Church Ignatius designated the universal church. Ignatius considered that certain heretics of his time, who disavowed that Jesus was a material being who actually suffered and died, saying instead that "he only seemed to suffer" (Smyrnaeans, 2), were not really Christians.
The term is also used in the Martyrdom of Polycarp in 155 and in the Muratorian fragment, about 177 .
In summary: Christ found His church (Christian communities of members on earth or saints in heaven or both).
Today we refer to that as Christianity...which identifies denominations that follow His teachings...which excludes the Catholics...they teach from "traditions" and the "magnastiurm" and the"catechism" which they freely admit are not based on Scripture..
Men, not Christ, founded the catholic denomination.....(Denomination : A large group of religious congregations united under a common faith and name and organized under a single administrative and legal hierarchy.)
You've done enough damage to our Holy Bible. Now you want to venture into our writings from the Apostolic Fathers?

Since: Feb 08

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#417897 Jan 24, 2013
Oxbow wrote:
783
Whaddabouit....Full of Love?????
I really thought, for a minute, you asked me for an honest and frank answer, because you were genuinely interested in the truth.
Ro 8:34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
Does this verse say Christ is God and God is Christ?
Is there something about my question you don't understand??
I went to bed Oxbow,that is why I hadn't answeed you.

I wasn't feeling too good last night.

Oxbow,I am not going to argue with you about this.

I have posted scripture after scripture showing that the Lord Jesus Christ was God in the flesh.

The whole Old Testament points to Christ.

He was the cloud that the children followed in the dessert.

He was the burning bush.

He was the Rock that moses struck.

The Holy Bible say's that No man can see God and live.

By being manifest in the flesh,we could see Him.

If what you believe is true,then please explain to me how it is that both God and Jesus is the First and the Last.
The Alpha and Omega.

Revelation 2:8
And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write;

These things saith >>the first and the last,
>>>which was dead,
>>>and is alive.

Did God die????

Isaiah 44:6
Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was,

>>>>>and which is to come, >>>>the Almighty.

22:13
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last

Please explain these verses.

That is all I ask.

I may not be here tonight because we are under an ice storm watch and if it hits,we will lose our power.

I look forward to your answer to my question.

Since: Feb 08

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#417898 Jan 24, 2013
Clay wrote:
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I didn't mean to get into your personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Its funny, but Catholics acknowledge the work of the Holy Spirit throughout the world. Its you guys who deny His work in us...
'We're not saved; we're not properly born again; we're pagan; we worship statues and Mary; our Pope is the anti Christ; we changed the Bible; we added books; we're all going to hell...'
I think its odd that you guys get ticked when I say "you're on the outside of the Church, looking in."
Or I point out the dilemma lifelong Protestant Ministers face when shown the truth in Catholicism.
And BTW, I was relaying the testimonials I've read from former ministers who've came into the Catholic Church... the agony they dealt with concerning their careers and the congregations they've built up. The lifelong friends they lost due to their conversion. The ridicule from family. Its tough. I wouldn't want to face that decision. Many just embrace ignorance and continue on with their life.
Clay,I would never say that you all are going to hell.
That's not my place to do such a thing.

God know's all our hearts,He is our judge.

Since: Feb 08

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#417899 Jan 24, 2013
Oxbow wrote:
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Where, in the Bible, are you reading this teaching??? So far, I have not found it...
John 1 KJV
1 In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,

>>>>and the Word was God.

2 The same was in the beginning with God.

3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
RCC Superiority -- BUSTED

Melbourne, FL

#417900 Jan 24, 2013
Dan wrote:
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The Pope has diplomatic immunity. He's a head of state.
That is true. It has been used many times in the past 10 years.

The question is:

Is this power "from God" being used for high moral purposes and to save souls?

Dan, this is the question you can't face. Humanity has heard all of the spin -- "we thought we were doing the right thing" etc...
MICHAEL

Hamilton, Canada

#417901 Jan 24, 2013
ReginaM wrote:
Opening Mass National Prayer Vigil for Life
Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Washington, D.C.
http://www.nationalshrine.com/site/c.osJRKVPB...
http://www.usccb.org/about/pro-life-activitie...
http://www.catholictv.com/National-Prayer-Vig...
Not to be disrespectful, but what are more prayers going to do?

...Religious people have prayed BILLIONS of prayers already for years regarding abortion and nothing has changed. Why?

You want to help? Start a committee with others and start adopting these kids instead of just talking about them.

Why are there more people today interested in "dog rescue" than child rescue?

A new form of action is needed. Talking/praying will change nothing.

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